It’s well-established that yoga is relaxing, but have you ever thought about the cumulative effects of lower blood pressure, less stress, a healthy weight, less anxiety, and better breathing? Among those 65 and older, one out of five falls causes a serious injury like a broken bone, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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, people who practiced intermittent fasting—eating for six days and fasting for one—showed an increase in a longevity-boosting gene called SIRT 3 after 10 weeks.
And before you ask: The participants didn’t follow a particularly healthy diet.
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Carmelo Flores Laura, a notable centenarian, told he owes his longevity to regular exercise.
“I walk a lot, that’s all,” Flores told the Associated Press.
That’s compared to another 10.6 years in Mississippi, the state with the lowest longevity rankings, according to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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